BRECON zs** Bs=' C C** A *W* t Bkt PEACE CELEBRATIONS. I On behalf of the Townspeople of Brecon I have much pleasure in inviting all Ex-Service and Service Men to attend, and where they so desire to take part in, the many forms of amuse- ment got up in their honour, commencing with the Athletic Sports on the Recreation Ground at 2-30 on Saturday next, the 19th instant. I also beg to request all Business People in the Town of Brecon to close their Places of Business at 2 p m. on Tuesday next, 22nd July. July 16th, 1919. Mayor.
TOWN AND COUNTY. Unless the Government can be per- suaded to take a broader view of their duty to Welsh agricultural interests than they have so far displayed in the setting up of the Agricultural Commission, that Commission will be absolutely worthless to the Principality, for the sufficient reason that Welsh farmers will have nothing to do with it. Generally speak- ing one has no sympathy at all with a policy of sulks," and very little sympathy with the oft heard cry that the conditions of agriculture in Wales are so different to those prevailing in England that quite separate treatment is needed, But in the case under notice the farmers of Wales have been deliberately slighted, one might almost say insulted. It will be remembered that it leaked out in some way that the first draft of the constitution of the Commission did not include any representative from Wales, and that farmers' meetings up and down the Principality thereupon passed reso- lutions asking for representation. Then came the announcement of the names of the members in the House of Commons, and it is no exaggeration to say that a wave of anger passed from one end of Wales to the other when it was made known that a Breconshire Labour leader had been placed on the Commission as the representative of the Principality. When the astonishment caused by the appointment had died down a little, people ii Breconshire accustomed and entitled to speak on behalf of farmers began to reflect that it might have been made in the interests of Labour, seeing how unnecessarily tender to the suscepti- bilities of the Labour Party the Govern- ment had already been in their nomina- tions to a body charged to consider the interests of the agricultural industry. But they are denied even this small consolation. In the last issue of a weekly sheaf of notes issued by the Board of Agriculture to the Press the names of the Commission are set out, and the reference to the Welsh repre- sentative reads as follows :—" Thomas Prosser Jones, Welsh representative, boiii and worked on farm." If the qualification thus given is not meant to persuade the public that the Government bave found a representative of Welsh agriculture, it means nothing. A sus- picious individual, knowing the whole circumstances, might well be pardoned if he called it "camouflage." As a matter of fact Mr Prosser Jones is an admirable Labour leader, but it is equally a fact that he is not a representative of agriculture. That, farmers will not recognise him as such is not a matter of opinion on the part of the writer of these notes. The Glamorganshire Chamber of Agriculture, a very numer- ous body, made scorn of the appointment on Saturday, and their action will be followed as often and as fast as farmers meet. It would be interesting to know whether there is any connection between the nomination of Mr Prosser Jones to the Agricultural Commission and the action of the Radical Labour majority of the Breconshire County Council in recommending names to the Board of Agriculture for appointment on the new County Agricultural Executive Com- mittee two or three months age. One of the names then submitted was that of Mr Prosser Jones. The introduction at the last meeting of the Breconshire Insurance Committee of a resolution asking the Government to continue war time restrictions on the trade in intoxicating drinks was an ilidefensible party dodge, and it is to the credit of one or two of the Labour members that they protested against it. the Insurance Committee had no business to meddle with such a question at all, and that a good many of the members realised this was shown by the evenness of the voting, the resolution being only carried by the casting vote of the Chairman. TheapparelltlyextraordIlary thing to the onlooker is that one of the leading Radicals of Breconshire should have thought it proper to invite a nominated body to ask the Government continue restrictions avowedly intro- duced as a war emergency measure only, Without consulting the people as to their in the matter. And yet it is not so extraordinary after all, for whilst it is true that the Radical pays lip service to the theory of government by the people for the people when votes are wanted, none so ready as he to ride rough shod over the people when he sees an opportunity of advancing some pet fad which would have no chance in a straight contest. Incidentally, it has to be admitted that a similarly objectionable resolution has since been passed by the Panel (Doctors) Sub-committee of the Insurance Committee, but the public should note" that this was done in a small meeting of nine and only by a majority of one. The discussion at last week's meeting of the Brecon Town Council as to the placing of the one solitary life-buoy the Council had thought fit to purchase for use at Newton Pool seemed almost like a mockery to one accustomed to bathing. The members talked about their life-buoy very much as if it was a fleet. If they mean business in this matter of prevention of drowning acci- dents, they must revise their attitude. One life-buoy is a trifling, under the conditions at Newton Pool: there should oe several of them, and they don't cost very much. And also it falls to be remarked that there is a scandalously low standard amongst the youths of Brecon as to what is and what is not fair game for mischief and as to the language which is fair play both on the river side and in the streets. The whole question of the river and the promenade requires a new and drastic spirit at work nobody in authority has ever yet treated it seriously.
Colwyn Rural Council. The Rev. D. Lewis Davies presided over the monthly meeting of the Colwyn Rural District Council held on Monday last, and others present were Miss Turner, Messrs W. Prothero, Edwin Davies, T. Heighway and James Jones, with Mr R. J. Owen (clerk), and other officials. The Clerk read a circular showing the possibility of paying for Peace celebra- tions out of the rates. The Chairman said in his parish they had decided to carry out the Peace cele- brations by voluntary subscriptions, and he believed that every parish should do the same. Mr W. Prothero observed that they had decided to celebrate Peace in the parish of LIanfaredd -on the voluntary system, and he did not believe that it was fair to use the rates. If they levied a rate they could not carry out their festivities with the same spirit of good will as if the funds had been obtained voluntarily. No action was taken. The Medical Officer (Dr. O. Black Jones), presented his report for 1918, which stated that the number of births registered in the district was 47 (in 1917 there were 32), 24 males and 23 females. The birth-rate was 23*4 per thousand of the population, being much higher than that of England and Wales, 17'7 per thousand. There were 27 deaths (in 1917 there were 21), 17 of males and 10 of females. This gave a death-rate of 15*0 per thousand, being lower than that for England and Wales, which was 17*6. There were three deaths among children under one year of age (in 1917 there was one), giving a death-rate of 13 per thou- sand births, whilst the rate for England and Wales was 97. There were only two deaths from influenza in the district during the severe epidemic of the autumn.
"County Times" Fixture List. Friday, July 18th.—Standing Joint and Main Roads Committees. Monday, July 21st.—County Finance Committee. Tuesday, July 22nd. Breconshire Compensation Authority. Friday, July 25tb.-Brecoushire Edu cation Committee. Friday, Aug. 1st.—Breconshire County Council. Monday, Aug. 4th (Bank Holiday).— Glasbury Oddfellows' Sports. Wednesday, August 13th.-Llanvillo' Bazaar, in aid of the Church Restoration Fund. Friday, Aug. 15th.-Breconšhire War Pensions Committee.
'I A LLANWRTY3 MEETING I And the Alleged Consequences —— Actions for Breach of Promise and Seduction. I The first case at the Glamorgan Assizes at Swansea on Monday, before Mr Com- missioner McCall, who took the Civil Court, was a breach of promise action for damages, and there was also men- tioned a seduction case, Edwards v. Griffith. Sir Ellis Griffith, M.P., and Mr D. Yilliers Meager (instructed by Messrs Morgan, Bruce, and Nicholas, Pontypridd) were for the plaintiff, and Mr Llewelyn Williams, K.C., and Mr I' Marlay Samson, K.C. (instructed by Mr Samuel Griffith, Llanwrtyd Wells, father of the defendant), were for the defence. I Mr Llewelyn Williams explained that I the facts were the same in both cases, though the plaintiffs were different I persons, and suggested that the two cases be taken together, but Sir Ellis Griffith objected. Sir Ellis Griffith then opened the breach of promise action, and said it was one for substantial damages. Plaintiff was Miss Margaret Edwards, daughter of Mrs Edwards, a widow, of 4, Yorwerth- street, Manselton, Swansea, whilst defendant, Rhys Griffith, was articled with his father, who was a well-known solicitor, of Llanwrtyd Wells and Ammanford. Plaintiff carried on a busi- ness as a milliner in Mansel-terrace, Swansea. In June, 1915, she gave up business at defendant's request. The plaintiff was also a singer of some local prominence, and had numerous engage- ments, which also brought her in a sub- stantial sum, but defendant was also unwilling that she should be a profes- sional singer. The parties first met in August, 1913, at Llanwrtyd Wells, where plaintiff and her mother were on holi- day. Llanwrtyd, the jury would know, being the locus in quo of a great many matrimonial engagements. In Novem- ber, 1913, defendant wrote to her, as Ii My dear Peg," a letter in which he said that he expected to hear from her every morning, and ended, Yours sincerely, with ardent love and heaps of kisses." Not only (said counsel) was defendant ardent, but very rapid. I don't think I need trouble you said Sir Ellis, as to the number of crosses. There are many hundreds. There were hundreds of letters and kisses." I think the maximum in one as far as I have been able to count," added counsel, is 74 or 75." (Laughter.) DEFENDANT ADMITS THE PROMISE. Mr Llewelyn Williams interposed that he admitted at once the promise of marriage. The young man was not of age at the time, but it was repeated after he became of age. There was, however, a serious question as to the parentage of the child. Sir Ellis Griffith said that the admis- sion simplified matters, and he proceeded to read extracts from defendant's letters, which were couched in affectionate terms. The Commissioner interposed that he did not catch what age the young lady was at the time. Mr Llewelyn Williams replied that she was ten years older than the defendant. Sir Ellis Griffith said that that made the case all the more serious, for once a young lady got to 30 she stood a chance of becoming an old maid. Counsel continued with the letters. I will never look at anyone but my darling little Peg," defendant said in one, and Oh, how I love you," in another. In another letter he wrote, "I love and worship and adore you, your loving sweetheart, ever and ever, Rhys." ''Your boy will never break his word. I will be as true as steel, and will never, never deceive you. Longing for the time to see your face and kiss your sweet lips. Your eyes have told me all. Your secret now is mine. My God," he wrote in another letter, if ever you deceive me you will have the satisfaction of liaving broken a true lover's heart. I would rather die now. I am as true as steel to you, and the thought of deceiving you never, never enters my heart." This sentiment was expressed in many of the other letters. Defendant also declared that he will never talk or walk with any other girl. You are the girl I want. You are a real Peg o' My Heart." My God, if I were over 50 years," he said in another letter, you would be my last and abiding thought." Defendant longed for the day when plaintiff would be his wife, and a ring was sent in due course, and, said counsel, in December, 1911, on his return from his first term at Oxford, he broke his journey at Swansea, and stayed at Yor- werth-street, where he became unduly intimate with the plaintiff. After that there was constant intercourse at 'various places-at Swansea, Llanwrtyd >Wells, and Newquay. That again, said counsel, he understood defendant denied. At length, in August, 1917, defendant wrote, My darling Peg," and explained he was doing his best, that he had ap- proached his father that morning, that he was dying to see her, and added Some day I will take you for ever, and not for 0 one day. I am as true as steel.—Your beloved sweetheart fcr ever, Rhys." Four days afterwards, on August 8th, he wrote Dear Peg," instead of My darling Peg," and Your beloved sweet- heart for ever" was changed to Your sincere friend, Rhys." In this he said Your letter to hand this morning. You will be surprised to have this letter from me, but I think it my duty to tell you the whole and naked truth. I could not go to Swansea, as everything re- j 1 1 garding our friendship has been revealed to my people, and I have had a most terrible ordeal. I have given them my word of honour that I will do nothing further, and the friendship, which has been pleasant enough, which has existed between us must be put an end to. I I shall be away from the Ammanford office. I I You must forget me entirely, as you have known all along that the friendship which has existed between you and I must have caused considerable unpleasantness when revealed to my people by someone. You must be upset, but it will soon pass. Everything regarding our friend- ship, which is in the bud, should be finished entirely." Just think of that," remarked Sir Ellis, who recounted that plaintiff had been induced to give up her business and her profession, and defendant had con" stantly written to her for some four years. Plaintiff, in reply, wrote You have broken the heart of a poor innocent girl and ruined her. I shall remain single all my life, and when you are married you can have the laugh that you have broken somebody's heart.— Your broken-hearted Peg. Subsequently, in October. 1917, defen- dant had an interview with plaintiff at a Swansea station, when he renewed the promise to marry her without the know- ledge of his parents, and again committed misconduct with her on the station premises. A child was born on July 14, 1918. Counsel added that defendant admitted misconduct on many occasions, but denied the October incident. Plaintiff, who wore a blue serge cos- tume with a black picture hat, went into the box, and in reply to Mr Villiers Meager, she said her age was 33. She came from Treorky to Swansea in 1911, and her business as a milliner brought her in at least three guineas per week. The Commissioner: Did the defendant ever introduce you to any of his family ? -No, my lord. 11 Did you ever see any of then ?-He pointed his father out to me in the street. Did his father see you and he walking together ?-I could not say. Plaintiff spoke to an interview her mother had in February last with defendant's father when proceedings were threatened, and he replied that she could do just as she liked. Cross-examined by Mr Llewelyn Williams, plaintiff said her father, when he was alive, was a carpenter. She did not regard defendant when she first met him as a boy in school at Llandovery. He did not tell her his age. Sir Ellis Griffith He was eighteen. Further cross-examined, plaintiff said that every time he betrayed her it was against her will. The first time was at her mother's house at Manselton, and her mother and sister had gone to bed. On resuming after luncheon the learned Commissioner asked, in the interests of the future, if it was necessary to go on with the case. Mr Llewelyn Williams said that the difficulty was that publicity had been given to one side of the story. This morning there was a chance. The Commissioner V cry' well, we must go on. Counsel put to plaintiff a further phrase in one of her letters, I will see you are shown up for what you really are," and asked what she thought this young man really was ? Plaintiff A scamp. Plaintiff added that he had deceived her, but she would have married him for her honour's sake. In further cross-examination it was suggested by counsel that the engage- ment having been broken off in August there was no intimacy by the defendant afterwards, but plaintiff's reply was that their engagement had been made up again. The hearing had not concluded wheil the court adjourned till 10-30 Tuesday morning. SETTLED ON TERMS. When the action was called on Tuesday morning. Sir Ellis Griffith asked if Mr Commissioner McCall would see counsel in his room for a few moments. The Commissioner consented, and eventually Mr Llewelyn Williams intimated that he was happy to announce that they had arrived at a settlement. His lordship knew the terms, and was good enough to approve of them. He did not think it would be necessary that the terms should be made public, and therefore he asked his lordship for judgment. The Commissioner What will the ordpr be ? Mr Llewelyn Williams Judge's order if necessary. The Commissioner (referring to a further action by the mother of the plaintiff in respect of the seduction of her daughter) That will apply to both actions ? Mr Williams Yes, my lord. Addressing the jury, the Commissioner said the jury would be relieved of the duty of giving a verdict in this somewhat difficult case. He had approved of a settlement that had been wisely arrived at by the parties under the advice of their able counsel, and he was sure he was expressing the views of the jury, as well as his own, when he said he hoped the settlement of the case would not be injurious to the future life, credit, and reputation of the parties, as the conse- quence would most. certainly be if the case had been tried out to the end. He made an order that the records in both cases be withdrawn on terms."
El'ILTK LOAK WEEK. A Victory Loan Week was held at Builth Wells, under the auspices of the local War Savings Committee. The officials of the banks and insurance com- panies operating in the town rendered every assistance, and the effort proved a great success. In the Aeroplane Week last year over £ 40,000 was invested, although the figure aimed at was only £ 10,000. This year £ 20,000 was the amount aimed at, and in the first three days that sum was exceeded. The full week produced 171,108. On Wednesday evening nearly a thousand people assembled on the Gro for a public meeting, and several propa- ganda balloons were sent by Mr. C. Prosser, Dolgarreg. Mr Reginald J. Owen, who presided. referred to the great success of the Aeroplane Week last year, and pointed out how hard the lady members of the Builth Wells and District War Savings Committee worked on that occasion, and that the result worked out at something like fl4 7s. 7d. per head of the popula- tion of the area covered by the Com- mittee. Mrs Telfer Smith, the secretary of the local War Savings Association, said she attended the conference recently held in London, when it was explained to them that it was impossible to carry on the war successfully without some extrava- gance, and that the money was wanted now to pay debts incurred during the war. She drew the attention of the audience to the desirability of supporting the local War Savings Association, and to the advantage of war savings certifi- cates. Mr J. R. Evans (Barclay's Bank, Builth Wells) explained the nature of the Victory Loans, and said he considered them a good sound investment. Mr W. Hobbs, in the course of a forcible address, emphasised the import- ance of investing all money possible in Victory Loans. Mr Godfrey, one of the Pavilion Concert Party, said he had been in the Army since 1914 and was only just demobilised, and although he had served all that time' in the forces he would be prepared to invest in the Victory Loan if he had money sufficient to do so. The Secretary of the Builth Wells and District War Savings Committee thanked the Chairman and all those who had assisted during the week. Proceeding, he said he had been asked that day why he was taking such interest in the Victory Loan Week, and his answer was that now the war was over the Government wanted to redeem its promises. Mr Lloyxl George wanted to make this country fit for heroes to live in and that could not be done without money. The Radnorshire Small Holdings Committee had bought a farm for small holdings at an altitude of 800 feet above sea level and eight miles from the nearest railway station, and that they considered to be a fit place for our heroes, but he (the speaker) believed that those men who had fought for this country were worthy of the best land in Radnorshire. Some people were not willing to invest in Government loans because of the way in which money was wasted, and they could not help noticing sights such as he saw a few days ago-two four-seated cars used by two officials of county committees, one chasing the other up and down the Wye Valley. But if things were not satisfactory, it was their duty to do their best to bring about an improvement.
Talgarth Fair Dates to be Altered. A public meeting called by Mr. James Gunter, clerk of the Hay Rural District Council (the deciding authority), was held in the Town Hall, Talgarth, on Fair zD Day. l\t. Gunter explained that the meet- ing was convened in response to a petition from the agriculturists of the district to alter the dates of Talgarth fairs to the second Tuesday in each month. Mr. D. P. Hopkins, J.P., Bronllys Court, who was appointed to the chair in the unavoidable absence of Mr. J. W. Jones, Sheephouse, chairman of the Dis- trict Council, said they ought to alter the dates of the fairs, as often the marts and fairs came the day after each other, and that meant a great loss of time. The fairs should be fixed for the second Tuesday in the month and the change should take place at the beginning of the New Year, which would give plenty of time to advertise it. Mr. J. T. Boucher asked if the dealers had been consulted on the question. He did not think any farmer had heard any objection to the change. During the discussion which followed the difficulty of trucking animals on a Saturday was emphasised, and it was also pointed out that the Parish Council were favourable to the change. Mr. J. P Prosser, Trevithel, proposed that the fairs be altered to the second Tuesday in the month. Alderman Mervyn Davies seconded, adding that a request be sent to the Hay Rural District Council to advertise the change, and on being put to the meeting the resolution was unanimously carried. The agriculturists of Talgarth district have now decided on business lines a question which has been under discussion on and off for over 20 years.
ERWOOD. EVERY branch of Dentistry at Henderson's Dental Surgery, Brook House, Hay, daily, all hours.
WELSH FARMERS' UNIONS. In connection with the movement to get all the Farmers" Unions; in Wales affiliated to the National Union, a con- ference of representatives of the National Farmers' Union, the Welsh Farmers' Union, and other Farmers' Unions was held at Shrewsbury on Friday. Major David Davies, M.P.. who pre- sided, made a strong appeal for unity under the leadership of the N.F.U., and hoped the various sections would decide to form themselves into one strong body I in order to further the cause of agri- culture. Mr John Thomas, Holyhead, president of the Welsh Farmers' Union, was the only speaker against amalgamation. Mr T. Williams, of Montgomery, the chairman of the Welsh Advisory Council of the National Farmers' Union, and Mr Lloyd Lewis, Rhoslanog, chairman of the Pembrokeshire branch of the National Farmers' Union, appealed to the Welsh Union to fall in with the N.F.U., stating that the latter was quite as much a Welsh as an English Union, and Mr W. Edwards, Anglesey, agreed that this was the only hope of success. I Representatives of the Carnarvon and Denbigh Unions declared their willing- ness to fall in with the views of the majority of the farmers of Wales. Mr D. Johns, B.Sc., secretary pf the Carmarthenshire branch of the National Farmers' Union, also pleaded for unity, and said it would tax all their energies as farmers in England and Wales to fight the great combines that threatened to strangle the industry. The conference was overwhelmingly in favour of affiliating with the N.F.U., but as Mr J Thomas would not commit him- self except to a majority vote of his own Union, no final result was obtainted.
LLANGATTOCK. Church Army.—The offertories at the Parish Church on Sunday last were devoted to the funds of the Church Army. The sermon at the evening service was preached by the Rev. E. Hughes, of Cardiff, diocesan secretary. The 19th.—The local committee have practically completed their arrangements for Peace Celebration next Saturday. The proceedings will commence by a combined thanksgiving service, when the choirs of the church and Bethesda chapel will assemble at the church and walk in procession to the sports field where an open air service will be held. Ffawyddog Water.—At the monthly meeting of the Crickhowell Rural Dis- trict Council, held on Monday last, Mr F. J. Hurley, in his report, touched on the Ffawyddog water question. He re- minded the Council that he presented a report theron as long ago as 1911. and for their enlightenment he again read it to the Council. A parishioner was j therefore not very far out of it some days ago when he remarked. Ffawyddog water My dear sir, 'tis no new ques. tion, I can assure you." I Parish Meeting.—A Parish Meeting was held on Saturday last to discuss the Ffawyddog water supply. The Rev. R. M. Cole-Hamilton occupied the chair. Mr Bert Powell, the Ffawyddog repre- sentative, pointed out that this matter had been before them several times The supply was inadequate and impure, and the water had to be fetched from a distance. Workmen's wives had quite enough to do without this, and it was i unreasonable to expect them to do it. The Medical Officer of Health and the Sanitary Inspector had both agreed that something was necessary, and he asked that it should be done.—Mr David Prit- chard and Mr Anthony Lewis both expressed the opinion that this should not be charged upon the rates, but that 1 the owner should do it. The latter re- J marked that the Ffawyddog residents were no worse off than those on the Hill Side.—Mr Addis said that he had lived on the Ffawyddog for 21 years. This matter had been discussed time after time. There were forty cottages with an impure water supply. He himself had had diphtheria in his house four times and scarlet fever twice. The Medical Officer had told him that it was due to an insufficient and impure supply. Petty schemes were useless, they had had these, and great expenditure had been in- curred without any good result. He instanced the present sewerage scheme, costing £100 per year. Mr James i Edwards said that he sympathised with the Ffawyddog people. They had been victims of bad advice in the past. Had they gone to Cwmonney at the outset, the village, Ffawyddog and Union Work- ) house would have been supplied. He j also pointed out that whatever was done the Rural District Council had the last say in the matter.—The Chairman then read out some particulars as to cost sup- plied by Mr Hurley. 2,810 yards of 3-inch pipe to bring the water from Cwmonney (3-inch pipe being compul- sory), estimated cost in 1911. £ 911: now £ 2,000.—Mr Geo. Evans thought a 3-inch pipe unnecessary, li-inch being ample in his opinion.—Mr David Owen. district councillor, when asked what the Rural District Council had done in the matter, said that when the matter had been previously referred to that body he was not a member of it. Nothing had I; been done since he joined it in April last.—Mr Bert Powell moved and Mr I Albert Addis seconded the following re- solution :—"The Rural District Council be notified from this meeting that they ought to take steps with reference to the Ffawdyddog water supply." Twenty- three voted for the resolution and nine- I teen against it. J
I BRECON LOAN WEEK. A Splendid Total. We are very pleased to be able to an- nounce that the total investments in Victojj* Loans in Brecon during the Loan week were £ 13G.G57. This is over one-third more than the amount the War Savings Committee set out to obtain.
HAY. EVERY branch of Dentistry at Henderson's Dental Surgery, Brook House, Hay, daily, all hours. Police News.—Monday, before Messrs. Jno. Morgan (chairman) and F. Cadman —Eleanor White, of no fixed abode, was charged with being drunk and disorderly in Hay on Saturday night and was. fined 5/ Sergt. Davies. Glasbury. proved the case. Salvation Army.—The Salvation Army school anniversary was held on Sunday and Monday and was conducted by Adjutant Johuson, of Newport. On Sunday there was special singing and on Monday evening a programme of drills, dialogues, recitations, etc., was gone through. Honour for Hay Territorial.—Reg.- Qtr-Mstr.-Sergt. G. H. Magness. who has been with the Brecknockshire Batt. in India since the beginning of the war, has been chosen as one of the two representatives of the battalion at the Peace celebrations in London on the 19th inst.. and no doubt his many Hay friends will have the great pleasure of welcoming him at Hay in the course of a few days. The Parish Church.—The Vicar of Hay has been on holiday during the past week or so. The services on Sun- day were taken by the Rev. S. H. Wenham (who officiated at the service of Holy Communion at 8 a.m.), and the Rev. A. S. King (vicar of St. Michael's, Handsworth, Birmingham), who officiated at the Choral Eucharist at 11 a.m. and at Evensong at 6 p.m., preaching on each occasion.
Death of IVell-known Farmer. We regret to record the death of Mr Pryse Goodwin, of the Sheephouse, Hay, which took place on Friday last. Deceased was 75 years of age and had lived at the Sheephouse since he was a boy of seven, when he came there with his father, the late Mr Thos. Goodwin. from Hardwicke Court. He was a well- known farmer and was highly respected and for many years he was a member of the Hay Board of Guardians. He leaves a widow, one daughter and two sons. The funeral took place on Monday afternoon amid tokens of great respect, a large number of sympathising relatives and friends assembling at the Hay Parish Church for the service. The Rev. F. B. Ricketts officiated, in the unavoidable absence of the Vicar, assisted by Rev. W. E. T. Morgan, R.D., who read the Lesson. The full surpliced choir was in attendance and Mr C. G. Portman (organ- ist of Hardwicke Parish Church) was at the organ. As the mourners assembled the organist played with much effect "0 rest in the Lord" and Chopin's Funeral March. The choir chanted Psalm xc., and the hymn "Peace perfect peace was sung. The mourners were —Mr Fred Goodwin, son; Mr Lance Goodwin, son Mr and Mrs Arthur Bishop, son-in-law and daughter Messrs Tom and Clifford Gough, Mr A. E. Goodwin, Mr and Mrs J. Guest. Miss L. Goodwin, Messrs. Robt. Williams, Jas. Williams, W. Terrett. Ralph Terrett, P. G. Beavan. F. D. Jones, J. W. Jones, R, P. Bishop, G. Davies. Euoch George. F. Cadman, F. B. "Powell, w. 0: Pri<?e, Rees Williams, J. Benbow, E. J; Stephens, E. Matthews, T. J. Stokoe. H. Turner, J. Morgan, W. Jones, J. Jones, A. Phillips. H. Mortimora, etc. The interment took place at the Cemetery. The coffin was of unpolished oak with brass fittings and on it was engraved Pryse Goodwin, died July 11th. 1919, aged 75." Floral tributes were sent as follows :— His sorrowing wife Fred and Lance Dys and Arthur Mr and Mrs Davies, Boat Side Mr and Mrs James Williams, Nantyglaster Mrs Turner and family, the Top Mrs Baskerville, Mr and Mrs James Morgan, Penymaes Cottage Mr and Mrs J. W. Jones, Mr John Hurd, Mr and Mrs Jones, Chancery Lane Mr Terrett and family, Tom and Annie, Huntington Court; Mrs Powell. Mr and Mrs Phillips. Sheep House cottages Mr and. Mrs Reece Williams, the Misses Byron, Mr and Mrs Frank Cadman, Mr Frank B. Powell, Mr and Mrs P. G. Beavan, Mr and Mrs R. Pugh Bishop, Miss Biddler, Mr and Mrs Jones, Skynlas all at Plaswye and Llowes Court Clifford and Molly, Ludlow Annie, Tom and Alice. Ludlow Mr and Mrs Manning.
BATTLE. Wedding.—A pretty wedding took place at S. Cynog's, Battle, on the 9th inst., when Miss Edith Williams, fourth daughter of Mr and Mrs Williams. Pvs codlyn, was married to Mr William Jones, marine engineer, eldest son of Mr and Mrs Jones. of Cefn Rogerstone, Newport. Mr Phil. Selathiel, Newport, acted as best man. The bride was given away by her father, and was attended by two little bridesmaids—Miss N. Taylor (niece of the bride) and Miss W. Salter (cousin of the bridegroom). The re- ception was held at the bride's home. Mr and Mrs Jones afterwards left by motor for Minehead.